REMINDER: Octopussy and The Man With the Golden Gun Screening Tonight in L.A.
As reported at the beginning of the month, The American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and Aero Theatre in Santa Monica are currently hosting a month-long tribute to the late, great John Barry. Among the films being screened in the retrospective (entitled "Scorekeeper: A Tribute to Composer John Barry") are six Bond movies, the first of which run tonight. Spy fans in the Los Angeles area can celebrate St. Patrick's Day by watching The Man With the Golden Gun and Octopussy at the fantastic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood (along with "rare John Barry interviews courtesy of EON Productions") at 7:30. From Russia With Love and Diamonds Are Forever follow tomorrow (Friday, March 18); Goldfinger and You Only Live Twice wrap up the Bond weekend on Sunday, March 20.
The Barry retrospective then continues with Midnight Cowboy and the quirky take on Sherlock Holmes They Might Be Giants on Friday, March 25 at the Aero in Santa Monica, Dances With Wolves on Saturday, March 26, a Michael Caine double feature of the Harry Palmer movie The Ipcress File and Deadfall on Sunday, March 27, and finally Nicholas Roeg's Walkabout on Wednesday, March 30. All screenings begin at 7:30.
Tickets can supposedly be ordered through Fandango, although I don't think I've ever actually had any luck getting Cinematheque tickets that way. It always says sold out, even when the movie isn't sold out. You're probably better off purchasing at the theater box office. For more information on "Scorekeeper: A Tribute to Composer John Barry," visit the Egyptian's website or the Film Score Monthly boards, which for some reason seem to have more details.